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Windows 7: Nov 3 updates installed - lost printer

06 Nov 2009   #1
gWhit

Win 7, XP
 
 
Nov 3 updates installed - lost printer

Printer on Win 7 was shared fine to some XP machines.
Installed Important and Recommended updates to Win 7. Printer disappeared from network. Files still show. Within Win 7 printer says it is shared. None of the XP machines can see it - can't browse and see it, can't see it if you feed the \\computer_name\printer_name manually.

Any thoughts short of seeing if I can roll back?


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06 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What were the updates that you installed? Have you checked the firewall settings and also checked to make sure the printer was still shared?
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07 Nov 2009   #3
gWhit

Win 7, XP
 
 

Thanks fo rthe post -

I forget the update numbers - the ones that were pushed this week
The printer showed it was shared and no firewalls were on in the internal network.
However, I rolled back the update - re-downloaded and re-installed. After initial re-boot still no joy. Gave up, turned off machine.
This morning the printer popped up all over the network.
Oh well, Windows is too frequently like that.
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